Author Archives: Fr. Jim

On the second anniversary of my ordination…

As darkness falls on the day of the anniversary of ordination to the priesthood, I give thanks for God’s calling and His Grace that has sustained me as His own. The greatest part of being a priest is getting to … Continue reading

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Preparation for Whitsunday: Some Thoughts

SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION Liturgically speaking we are hanging between the Ascension and Pentecost. Like the disciples, we know lots about Jesus. We may know Him intimately, even though we have never physically seen Him. We try to live lives that … Continue reading

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We are Synod Bound

This week the Diocese of the Western States meets for its annual Synod. It will be good to see old friends, worship together, pray together and share our love for the Lord and His church. It is a time for … Continue reading

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The Lord has Risen!!!!!!

May the Incarnate Lord, who died and rose again, bless you this Easter Day. When you worship in the Morning, give special thanks for all He is doing in the lives of family and friends and those around you. We … Continue reading

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Holy Week

We were in the crowd yesterday, having seen or heard of the Lord’s raising Lazarus from the dead. How joyful was the day, when he walked forth out of the tomb. A reminder, perhaps, that our Lord would do the … Continue reading

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Lent III

Theme: Deliverance from our Enemies The Lord’s Prayer… And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil… How is your Lent going? Have you been able to be faithful to your discipline? If so, then great. But if … Continue reading

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Meditation for Lent II

Lent 2 As we continue to meditate on Faith, the faith of the Canaanite woman from Sunday’s Gospel, are we to be as bold as she was? According to Thomas Torrance, from Incarnation, the Person and Life of Christ, Faith … Continue reading

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